A “Magnificent” European journey through four fascinating countries!
Begin in Budapest and travel through the Main-Danube Canal as you traverse Europe’s Continental Divide.
Discover the culture and traditions of grand capitals, the perfectly preserved medieval towns and Europe’s loveliest countryside.
Your cruise ends among the legendary canals and colorful surroundings of Amsterdam.
Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your luxurious river cruise ship, moored near the city center.
Meeting your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner.
Tonight, the ship sails a special “Illuminations Cruise” along Budapest’s illuminated riverfront, then returns to moor overnight.
Day 2 - Budapest, Hungary
This morning, enjoy a brief panoramic tour of the city.
You will see Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen’s Basilica.
Rejoin the ship in Esztergom and depart for Vienna.
Day 3 - Vienna, Austria
Start your day with a driving tour of Vienna that includes the Vienna Opera House, the Ringstrasse, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, followed by a walking tour of the historic city center.
The ship heads towards Melk late tonight.
Day 4 - Melk
This morning, cruise through the narrow Strudengau en route to the incredibly scenic Wachau Valley.
Your guided tour today takes you to Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest baroque monasteries, with a medieval library that inspired Umberto Eco’s novel The Name of the Rose.
Rejoin the ship around lunchtime and continue cruising towards Passau
Day 5 - Passau, Germany
After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau.
You will have a choice of a walking tour of Passau’s Old Town, past the old city fortifications, Rathaus, Domplatz and Residenzplatz town squares, as well as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or more active guests may join a guided bike tour from Passau to Erlau or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress overlooking Passau.
Day 6 -Regensburg
Arrive in Regensburg and enjoy a guided walking tour of this exquisitely preserved medieval city.
Marvel at the beautiful churches, the homes of wealthy families, and one of Germany’s oldest bridges across the Danube.
Day 7 - Nuremberg
This morning your ship enters the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering that traverses the Franconian Alps via 16 locks.
In the afternoon enjoy a tour of historic Nuremberg with its fabulous Gothic churches, elegant patrician houses, the Imperial Castle, and 900-year-old city ramparts.
The ship overnights in Nuremberg.
Day 8 - Nuremberg & Munich
Today, you will travel by train from Nuremberg to Munich, the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany’s largest cities.
Your guide will offer suggestions on what to see during your free time in town and will take you to lunch in a local restaurant.
Back on board the ship tonight, you will meet newly arrived travelers embarking from Prague
Day 9 - Bamberg
Enjoy breakfast as we cruise through the engineering marvel known as the Main-Danube Canal, which traverses the Alps via 16 locks.
Arrive in Bamberg and enjoy a walking tour of this medieval gem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There is free time to sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer before you return to the ship.
The ship departs this evening and cruises overnight.
Day 10 - Würzburg
After arriving in Kitzingen, your walking tour includes the city’s famous 13th-century Leaning Tower, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church, and the Renaissance-style Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar for a tasting of several different wines and an overview of wine production in the region.
In the afternoon, you will have a choice of three different excursions. Take a guided tour of Würzburg showing you all of the major sights or visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s best examples of Baroque architecture.
Rejoin the ship in Würzburg and cruise overnight.
Day 11 - Wertheim - Miltenberg
This morning, you will have a walking tour of Wertheim, a town that has retained much of its medieval charm and character.
The ship will depart for Miltenberg during lunch, arriving early evening for a brief walking tour along cobblestone streets lined with steeply gabled, half-timbered houses.
Later, the ship leaves Bavaria and the Main River behind.
Day 12 - Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Koblenz
Early this morning, you will cruise through the Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the river, passing castle after castle.
Don’t miss the legendary Lorelei Rock, where legend says sweet songs of local beauties once lured enchanted sailors to their doom.
In Rüdesheim, you will board a miniature train that will take you to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time.
Arrive in Koblenz in the evening and enjoy a walking tour through this charming town, lead by your Cruise Manager.
Day 13 - Cologne, Germany
We cruise from Koblenz to Cologne today, arriving this afternoon.
After lunch on board, enjoy a walking tour of Cologne and visit the spectacular 13th-century Medieval Gothic cathedral.
We depart late tonight for Amsterdam.
Day 14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Enjoy your last morning leisurely cruising to Amsterdam, arriving after lunch.
You’ll have a guided canal cruise, a city tour with a photo stop at the Rembrandt Windmill, and free time to explore on your own.
Day 15 - Disembark Amsterdam
Disembark the ship and prepare for you flight home.
With design inspired by classic ocean yachts, AMA Waterways’ revolutionary Concerto Class vessels provide the most delightful river cruise experience. Accommodating 162 passengers in spacious staterooms, many incorporating the exclusive Twin Balcony concept.
Relax in comfortable and inviting public areas or take a dip in the heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a swim-up bar; enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations in five dining venues.
The ships also features a Fitness Center, Massage, Hair and Beauty salon; complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies; plus a fleet of bicycles to enhance your river cruise experience.
81 Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-300 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the 4 suites at 350 sq. ft. Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.
Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads.
AMAWaterways are rated as having the 10 best ships on the rivers by Berlitz river cruise guide.
AMA’s included excursions go beyond the ordinary with small group tours exploring the culture and traditions of the places you visit as well as the main sights. Real destination enrichment and deeper understanding is already included in the cost of your cruise.
A high standard of cuisine is guaranteed due to their membership of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – a prestigious international culinary society. Relaxed private dining on board is also available to book during your cruise.
Fares displayed are cruise only, please call or enquire online for flights.
|Dec 21||AmaSerena||Budapest||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||Cat E||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£2811|
|Lower Deck||Cat D||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£4222|
|Middle Deck||Cat C||170 ft², French Balcony||£5022|
|Middle Deck||Cat BB||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£5688|
|Upper Deck||Cat BA||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£5955|
|Middle Deck||Cat AB||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£6222|
|Upper Deck||Cat AA||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£6488|
|Upper Deck||Suite||300 ft², Twin Balcony||£8222|
Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.
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